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Address: 8 Miles South on Rt I From Calais, Maine on St Croix River, Calais, ME 34119
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The desk clerk at our motel suggested we stop here. It had interesting statues and a story of the history by each as you walked along a path. Path was very easy to navigate for... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
MichiganMadmoose
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Michigan
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92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

The desk clerk at our motel suggested we stop here. It had interesting statues and a story of the history by each as you walked along a path. Path was very easy to navigate for almost anyone. Worth a brief stop.

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

It is on the way to Calais...Small park with some statues and information...Nice place to walk around and lean some history....

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Sunbury, UK
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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was a lovely place - very isolated but felt worth the trip. The statues were quite haunting and the Rangers were very good. Not sure it was worth going so far out of the way for as we were not intending to go to Canada. Isolate d and stunning scenery wise.

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Thank AnnaMT
Milford,Pa
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355 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here briefly on a day trip. It was well worth the visit. It is a short walk with plenty of information. The bronze statues make you feel that you are part of the history. It is a beautiful location.

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Thank Milford_PaMooseman
St Stephen, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This site was just a boat launch and parking lot then the Government made great additions. Welcome center, walking paths, statues and information plaques scattered around the property.

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Brenham, Texas
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were actually looking for a reason to stop and stretch our legs when we came upon this site. Visitors Center is small, but nicely done, and the bathrooms were pristine. The NPS Personnel are bi-lingual (English and French). The story of the first settlement is fascinating, and the statues are beautifully done. We were here less than an hour....definitely... More 

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Just off the Coastal Highway and well worth the stop. The history of this first settlement is fascinating as is the story of the winter when half of the settlers perished despite help from the Native American residents. The bronze statuary is really well done telling the tale of this first group trying to make a home for themselves and... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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407 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Saint Croix Island International Historic Site was about 8 miles south of Calais Center. Turning off Route 1 onto Saint Croix Drive, it’s easy to miss the driveway to this attraction because the driveway slopes down from the roadway and is just around the corner from Route 1. The Saint Croix Island International Historic Site is administered jointly by... More 

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Maine
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41 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a fascinating historical site along the St. Croix River, which is breathtakingly beautiful. It is also wheelchair accessible.

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Thank rosieposie2015
Barrie, Canada
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69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a small, well designed site that introduces the experiences of the first Europeans to try and settle in the New Brunswick/Maine area. (Unless Vikings came 500 years before and we don't know it.) The walk is dotted with lovely bronze sculptures and information about the First Nations people who were here as well as the French explorers/settlers who... More 

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Thank Kath C

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